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Crock Pot Beef Stew

Hearty beef stew made easy in your slow cooker! All it takes is 15 minutes of prep to make this comforting meal!
Crock Pot Beef Stew - an easy and hearty recipe made in your slow cooker | #recipe #dinner #meal #glutenfree

It’s not every day I’m in the mood for the moo, but last week, I was craving something super beefy and succulent. 

Because I’ve been all about the lazy man meal this winter season, I thought I’d take my beef hankering to the crock.

You know how these things go…you’re starving because it’s winter and all you want to do is eat your weight in potatoes and drink your weight in whisky, and because you’ve been eating your weight in potatoes and drinking your weight in whisky, you don’t have the energy or forethought to put into creating an elaborate meal that will only last one feeding, so what do you do?

You throw an abundance of items in the slow cooker and call it good. BOOM! Stew.

A note about cook time: I had this stew cooking on a super low temp for 11 hours.

I checked it right around 6 and the meat was cooked, but tough.

Allowing the stew to cook longer allowed the meat to soften up a ton such that it became a mecca of tender meaty bliss.

The_potato_chunks. Get.on.that.!!

I don’t know how you feel about mega chunk stew, but I’m all about it. Big hunks o’ meat + big hunks o’ veg = stew I can eat with my whole face slash fork & knife? YUHS PUH-LEASE!

Crock Pot Beef Stew - an easy and hearty recipe made in your slow cooker | #recipe #dinner #meal #glutenfree

All I did to prepare the recipe was toss every dang ingredient into my super non-fancy crock pot and set the thing on low all day.

Once the meat was nice and tender-shreddy, I took some of the broth from the crock and mixed it with some flour.

Poured said flour-broth mixture into the crock, gave it a stir, and let it sit for another 30 minutes or so. This thickened up the stew quite a bit and made it ultra comforting. The longer the stew sits, the thicker it gets.

For serving? Bread mandatory.

I took a loaf of gluten-free baguette, toasted it to a crisp in the oven, slathered it with butter, and dipped it in the stew. Gluten-Free Cornbread is encouraged too!

Mmm mmm finger lickin,’ lip smackin’ perfection! 

If you enjoy this stew, also check out my Instant Pot Chicken Stew, Moroccan Chicken Stew, and my Instant Pot Sausage and Cabbage Stew.

BEEF! It’s what’s for din din.

Crock Pot Beef Stew - an easy and hearty recipe made in your slow cooker | #recipe #dinner #meal #glutenfree

Crock Pot Beef Stew

Yield: 8 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes

Beef stew made in the crock pot is magically rich and flavorful with the most tender stew meat!


  • 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 5 medium gold potatoes, peeled and chopped into large chunks
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 pounds beef stew meat
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt, to taste
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup full bodied red wine, such as Malbec or Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 1 cup canned or frozen peas
  • 1/3 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour


  1. Add all of the ingredients except for the peas and flour to a crock pot and stir well. Cover and place on the lowest setting. Cook for 8 to 10 hours, until meat is very tender and shreds easily with a fork. Once stew has finished cooking, add the canned or frozen peas and stir.
  2. Add 1/3 cup of gluten-free all purpose flour to a small bowl. Ladle about 1 cup worth of broth from the stew into the bowl and stir well. Pour the flour mixture into the crock pot with the stew and stir well. Allow stew to sit at least 30 minutes to thicken before serving.
  3. Serve with {gluten-free} bread and butter.
Nutrition Information
Serving Size 1 of 8
Amount Per Serving Calories 391Total Fat 10gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 28gFiber 4gSugar 4gProtein 46g

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Monday 5th of March 2018

Is the a little bit solid?

Your beef stew reminds me of my mom. She often cook it when our family have a big party, it's like a traditionl food of my mom xD so I'm thinking if a bit coconut will make the flavour so good like me mom often does :)


Sunday 27th of November 2016

Could I substitute the wine for something else?


Monday 28th of November 2016

Hi Margaret! Absolutely! You can replace it with regular chicken or beef broth :) Enjoy!

Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

Thursday 17th of December 2015

Oh yum! I love stew in the winter months, but don't have the time or energy to nurse a big pot on the stove for hours on end. I love this slow cooker option - coming home to a big bowl of stew after work would be bliss!

Kari Peters

Thursday 17th of December 2015

This sounds extra good today because it's absolutely frigid out, and I think I have everything to get started!

Sam @ PancakeWarriors

Thursday 17th of December 2015

Dave would go crazy if he walked in to smell this awesome beef stew - pinning to make when it gets just a little bit colder here!

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